For the low price of $79.95 per year, Xbox Live Gold membership gives you $1000 in free games, including backward compatible Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One. That is amazing value considering the caliber of some of the games that become available. December’s Games with Gold are outlined below.
Available free from 01 December to 31 December 2018
Originally released on 13/03/2018 from Toxic Games and published by Trapped Nerve Games
In Q.U.B.E. 2 you play as Amelia Cross, an archaeologist who has awoken among the ruins of an alien landscape. With the distant help of another survivor you must manipulate the structure of this mysterious world and find a way back home. As you explore and solve puzzles to progress, thought-provoking questions about your true purpose and the origins of the structure you are navigating will need to be considered, forcing you to come to terms with a devastating truth that will shake your world.
Available free from 16 December 2018 to 15 January 2019
Originally released on 19/11/2014 from Upper One Games / E-Line Media
Built in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people of the Arctic to present a game experience like no other. Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer for 1- or 2-players.
Dragon Age II
Available free from 01 December to 15 December 2018
Originally released on 06/12/2011 from Bioware and published by Electronic Arts
Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Available free from 16 December to 31 December 2018
Originally released on 10/01/2015 from Pandemic Studios and published by LucasArts
Anything goes in this Playground of Destruction. You are a lethal Mercenary. Your mission is to topple a sinister military regime by any means necessary. If it drives or flies, you can hijack it. If it shoots or explodes, you can use it as a weapon. You are free to go anywhere, destroy anything and blow the crap out of everything. In this playground of destruction, there are no limits, no barriers and no mercy.